Strange towers

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By Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-24 15:29:39
Can anyone explain these towers? There are scores of them, mostly by the rivers, around Dhaka, Bangladesh and maybe elsewhere.
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@ 2006-06-24 17:55:30
I believe they may be Brick Kilns
Quote: "Simultaneously, we voice our concern over the lethal air pollution issuing from a few thousand brick kilns in the suburbs of Dhaka. The raising of their chimneys has hardly helped matters"

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@ 2006-06-26 08:43:09
I agree with Anonymous, they look to be brick kilns. The city of Dhaka has somewhere around 4,000 brick kilns.

There's a good picture of one of these kilns here:, including the chimneys and the outdoor drying and storage areas.
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@ 2010-02-22 00:30:33
I am sure these are Brick Kilns, AHassan, Bangladesh.